San Francisco Weather July Averages, USA
What's the Weather like in San Francisco in July
July is summer time in San Francisco, USA, and the temperatures are fairly stable throughout the month. The average temperature during the day is 140C with the average high and low temperatures ranging from a daytime high of 230C to an overnight low of 150C. The highest temperature ever recorded in July was 390C in 2000 and the coldest July day was in 1999 when temperatures dropped to 80C.
The rainfall at this time of year is similar to Malta with very little rain and the average rainfall for this month is 0mm. If it does rain, it tends to be only light rain or drizzle and highly unlikely to be heavy downpours. Visitors to the city at this time of year will probably not need to worry about wet weather clothing unlike the rainy months of December and January. The wettest July recorded was in 1973 when 76mm fell in the month and the driest was 1977 when no rain fell throughout the whole of July.
Daily average hours of sunshine in this month is 14 hours, the highest amount of sunshine during any month of the year. The length of the day is gradually decreasing now and sunrise at the beginning of July is 5.50am and sunset is at 8.30pm. Cloud cover is around 40% and skies are mostly clear. Humidity ranges from 50% to 80% and it is generally less humid around the start of the month.
Average Sea Temperature
Sea temperatures are starting to increase to 140C so for those who enjoy water sports, the late summer months are the best time to participate. Wind speeds are fairly constant through July, ranging from 2 m/s to 10 m/s. Fog is a common occurrence throughout the summer months, including July.
The hot inland air rises and the colder heavier ocean air rushes in to replace it causing the foggy conditions. The fog is pulled through the Golden Gate passage into the bay and is more common in the morning and evening, clearing before reaching the city itself. The best place to see the fog is from the Golden Gate Bridge or the marina but it can get a bit chilly when the fog rolls in. Another great viewing spot is from the top of one of the hills where you can see the bay blanketed in thick fog. A 25 day forecast is available for detailed travel planning for the coming weeks.
San Francisco Hotels in June
The Comfort Inn by the bay in San Francisco is a good choice for budget conscious travellers. This 2.5* hotel is located near Fisherman's Wharf and is ideal for visiting the bay area of the city during the warmer July month. Close to popular attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Union street, this hotel offers internet access, free breakfast and concierge service as well as a tennis court.
Parc 55 hotel
The 4* Parc 55 hotel is in Union square, close to shops, theatres and nightlife, and has an onsite restaurant and bar. With a fitness centre, tennis courts and concierge services, this hotel has all the amenities expected from a quality resort. It is close to public transport for tourist attractions such as Fisherman's wharf, Chinatown and the bay area and has business facilities available.
The Argonaut hotel is a 4* hotel located in the Fisherman's Wharf area of the city and is perfect for exploring the marina area during July. With views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, this hotel is set in an historic converted warehouse across from the waterfront. With a gym, restaurant and bar as well as top quality service, this is the perfect base for your stay in the city during the summer months.
San Francisco Beach for July
Baker Beach and Highway Poing Beach is a public beach on the peninsula of San Francisco. The beach lies on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in the northwest of the city. It is half a mile long, beginning just south of Golden Gate Point. The northern section of Baker Beach is considered a nudist beach.
Bars and Restaurants
The Kokkari restaurant is a relaxed and friendly spot offering Greek cuisine in the city, with a lively bar and good quality, authentic food. With seafood, game and other Greek regional dishes on the menu, this is a popular restaurant suitable for group nights out or a romantic meal for two.
Top of the mark
For a great place to watch the city at sunset, try the Top of the mark bar in the Intercontinental hotel. Open for evening drinks, this is the perfect venue for a relaxing cocktail at the end of the day in an old fashioned ambient setting. Get a table by the window to get the best view of the city-scape as day turns to night and the city comes to life.
Things to do in San Francisco in July
When the July days are warm and the sun is shining, why not hire a bicycle and explore the area. Blazing saddles is a bike rental and tour company based in Pier 39 who can give you plenty of advice on where to cycle. Ride along the National Park bike path from Fisherman's Wharf then over the Golden Gate Bridge before heading around the seaside paths, stopping for lunch along the way. It's a great way to explore the city and keep fit at the same time.
San Francisco whale tours
Throughout the month of July is the best time to see whales off the coast of San Francisco. San Francisco whale tours will take you on their 65-foot, eco-friendly catamaran to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat in the Gulf of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, while being educated on marine life by the expert crew. See dolphins, turtles, sharks and other marine species and if you don't see a whale then the next trip is complimentary.
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